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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How to Shop Like a Zero Waste Pro!

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Today we are going to compare going shopping the average way or pre-zero waste way.

First is the pre-zero waste shopping prep:

1.Grab wallet or purse, or diaper bag if you have small children. This is used to carry cash or a debit/credit card for your purchases and baby/toddler odds and ends.

2. Don't forget your keys! These give you access to your place of living and access to your vehicle, if you have one.
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3. Maybe you also grab some reusable bags. If so, you're already on your way towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

4.  Lastly, put on shoes and you're good to go.

Second, we have zero-waste and plastic-free shopping prep:
1. Grab wallet or purse, or diaper bag if you have small children. This is used to carry cash or a debit/credit card for your purchases and baby/toddler odds and ends.
2. Don't forget your keys! These give you access to your place of living and access to your vehicle, if you have one.
Produce bags in muslin
3. Grab some reusable produce bags for grocery trips. You can either make your own or buy them from talented Etsy sellers. You can also bring glass jars for liquids, such as peanut butter.
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4.  Grab your reusable bags. Again, you can either buy the new Little Urban Greenie bag directly or make your own out of old T-shirts. Save a bird, save a marine animal, and save your wallet with a bag credit discount.
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5. Lastly, grab some shoes for when you get the store or for leaving the house. I dare you to join the barefoot movement, but sadly most stores require shoes to enter their establishments.

Now, comparing average shopping trip vs the zero waste trip. All you do for the zero waste trip is use your produce bags that you brought with you for bulk goods and produce, instead of the bags provided. Then you check out with your reusable bags, vs using the paper or plastic ones that are available.

Plastic-Free July Challenge-
I found a receipt in the parking lot, but that was it for litter picking this week.

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How do you zero waste shop?

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